Dubhe Imperial Black IPA | Uinta Brewing Company

2,159 Ratings
Dubhe Imperial Black IPADubhe Imperial Black IPA

Brewed by:
Uinta Brewing Company
Utah, United States

Style: American Black Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Toasted, chocolaty dark malts align with an astronomical amount of hops.

109 IBU

Added by TheFlern on 03-10-2011

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - 4 - Good looking dark brown beer that's almost opaque. Nice big frothy had on it that won't go away with nice lacing.
S - 4.25 - SUper hoppy, grapefruit, pine, some roasty malts in the background. It's really good.
T - 4.25 - Very bitter, grapefruit, pine, citrus zest with a balancing roasty dark malts.
M - 4 - Alc is mostly covered. Medium body. AFtertaste is bitter grapefruity hops.
O - 4.25 - This is a good beer. It's an economical one too, just like Hop Notch. Thanks Uinta!

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very dark reddish-brown with a half a finger head. A bit boozy to the nose with a bit of grain and malt. WOW. Extremely smooth. Goes down extremely easy for such a high ABV beer. The booziness comes through a bit in the aftertaste but it's not overwhelming. This is a high quality IPA. I would absolutely recommend it to a friend.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This astronomer has been eyeballing Dubhe (on the beer shelf, not the sky) for a little while now. Snapped it up when it turned up on the pick-and-mix six-pack shelf at the supermarket.

a: black but quite clear at the bottom, as if clarified, not too opaque. Thin head made of very fine creamy bubbles.

s: super hoppy. I was afraid I was in for something really bitter.

t: almost candy-sweet, smokey, medicinal/herbal notes. Bitter afterwards. Maybe if it was a little bit warmer (if I'd left it on the kitchen counter for three hours rather than in the poorly-insulated laundry room on a cold day) there would be less of that bitterness.

m: a little bit fizzy, slippery, satisfying.

o: this is really nice, and completely different from other black IPAs I've tried, which tend to be like a normal IPA plus dark malt. I'm intrigued now to find out if there are other beers called "imperial IPAs", and if they taste like this, or if this is something completely unique.

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Dubhe Imperial Black IPA from Uinta Brewing Company
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